Brian Procel – New Savarese BJJ blackbelt
Jersey City resident Brian Procel is Savarese BJJ’s newest blackbelt. Before over 150 in class wednesday, Procel realized his lifelong dream in front of teammates and family. He is only the 4th student to receive a blackbelt from Professor Chris Savarese. The Lyndhurst Jiu-Jitsu Academy promoted many others to blue and purplebelt as well.
It was a very special night tonight at Savarese BJJ as Professor Savarese promoted Brian Procel to blackbelt. Savarese spoke of the commitment Brian has and always had, even as an 18 yr old bluebelt riding a skateboard from Jersey City to Lyndhurst every day to train. He is the ultimate role model for our younger students, as he has tested himself in every format of grappling. He has fought in the cage at Cage Grappling, all the BJJ tournaments across the East Coast and the prestigeous World Championships in CA. Procel is the first to help younger students, knows his self-defense inside and out and is always the last guy on the mat every single night. Brian then gave a fantastic speech to his teammates to end the night.
Many of our lower belts were promoted as well. Professor Savarese spoke of this bluebelt class, calling it the best he’s ever had in the school’s 11 years. The group was also very successful in competition, being at the lead of a group that has won over 10 team titles in the last 3 years.